cereal leaf beetle


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cereal leaf beetle

n.
A beetle (Oulema melanopus) native to Eurasia that is a pest of wheat and other cereal grasses in North America.
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The restrictions are intended to stop the spread of the cereal leaf beetle in Canada.
On the domestic side, a similar quarantine is enforced by California, which does not yet have cereal leaf beetle.
Cereal leaf beetle is a significant pest of small grains (wheat, oats and barley), but also feeds on the leaves of wild and cultivated grasses.
This year, the cereal leaf beetle was detected for the first time in Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lewis and Whitman counties.
Very few cereal leaf beetles survived after eating leaves from endophyte-infected wild tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) accessions originating from North Africa and stored at WRPIS.